Role of Nurse for Caring Retinal Detachment Patients

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Panisara Songwatthananyuth


         Retinal detachment is problem of ophthalmology. It related by the retraction of neurosensory retina and the retinal pigment epithelium. The water from the inside of the eyeball is inserted into it will cause the separation of the retina lead to the patient's impairment vision and blind. Symptoms composed of floators, lighting flashes. Current popular treatments include pneumatic retinopexy that insert gas in the vitreous cavity. This article aims to present role of nurse for caring retinal detachment patients. Preoperative nursing will help prepare patients for adjustment from treatment. After surgery, the patient must be the face down position at least 16 hours per day. That affects mentally and socially with patients very much. Therefore, nurses play an important role in the care of retinal patients to prevent complications, such as cataract, increase ocular pressure, and secondary retinal detachment lead to good quality of life.


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